Tuesday, July 17, 2007

I am a privileged white male

I am a formerly clueless privileged white male, who has taken advantage of my privilege (although sometimes unconsciously). Living in Utah, I have also taken advantage of the "privilege" from being a member of a predominant religion, using code words in my resume' that I know the decision maker will recognize as I apply for jobs. I'm pathetic.


Ryan said...

I think this is interesting, because I have been almost the opposite. I have deliberately tried to avoid using such language because I didn't want to disposition someone either for or against me based on blind assumptions. I didn't grow up in Utah, though.


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Anonymous said...

Some people will always be privileged. Why would that be wrong?